Letters To The Editor, 14th, October, 2016

Miracles Christopher Griffin, Perth, Australia We read about the need for critical thinking but judging from print media letters and reports on ‘miracle’ water, I see little around. Are there
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Letters To The Editor, 14th, October, 2016
Letter To The Editor


Christopher Griffin,

Perth, Australia

We read about the need for critical thinking but judging from print media letters and reports on ‘miracle’ water, I see little around.

Are there no sceptics in the multitude; people concerned with scientific method and evidence based inquiry?

If so, why are they so quiet?



Winston woes

Joan McGoon,


Sad that people are still without shelter and living in tents and on the verge of starvation and Mr Winston once again gets his notorious accolade. But his glory is aided.

Sadder still that funding has stopped because ‘responsible authorities’ do not want the people to be dependent on hand-outs (as per previous newspaper reports).

Can someone please explain this logic to me?

Because it absolutely does not make sense. Sounds a lot like communism.

Millions of dollars of aid came in to restore Fiji to her former glory. Maybe a report could be given to the people on where all these funds were allocated?

Are the funds laying eggs and gathering interest? By the time interest comes around, lives could have already been lost due to starvation and homelessness.

Then the devastation of Winston will truly be devastating. People could have been helped yet the choice was simply made not to.



Poppy Appeal

Neelz Singh,


The poppy has a long association with Remembrance Day. The distinctive red flowers become such a potent symbol of our remembrance of the sacrifices made in the past wars to our fallen soldiers to commemorate.

In the late 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were once again ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields.

The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon, John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields.

The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in the World Wars and later conflicts or peace missions around the world including our Nation Fiji.

Poppy Appeal reminds us that we need to attribute and contribute, in aid of those serving in the Armed Forces. So donate and wear a poppy flower today. Vinaka



Mika Singh

Rajesh Lal


Again thousands of dollars will depart from our shores. There are so many singers in India who come and make money in this nation of ours.

Does Mika Singh really love the people of this nation and if so why is the price of tickets so high?

There are still people who are struggling to survive after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

What lessons are the people going to learn from this worldly entertainment?



Fijian 7s coach

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa ,

Surrey, BC, Canada

I believe we will all agree with former New Zealand 7s skipper and rugby legend Eric Rush, when he said that if he was the Fiji Rugby Union, he will be chasing Sir Gordon Tietjens hard to replace Ben Ryan.

He also said that Fiji should consider some Fijians who had played for New Zealand such as Joeli Vidiri, Waisiki Masirewa, Tomasi Cama and Amasio Raoma.

We have in Fiji some excellent 7s coaches who have coached their teams to win both local and even overseas tournaments.

If FRU cannot get Sir Gordon Tietjens, then it is about time we place our faith in our own Fijian 7s coaches.

We do have world class 7s players and I believe that when one of our own becomes coach, where the Fijian 7s team continues to win consistently, then we have produced our own Fijian brand of Ben Ryan or a Sir Gordon Tietjens.



Sanjay Lal offers Land

 Tomasi Boginiso,


The generosity of some business people of Fiji, like the Managing Director of Hari Lai Investments Sanjay Lal, whose store was the centre of attention a few weeks ago, where a family vehicle was carjacked and the incident recorded on CCTV camera.

Mr Lal has offered to pay for the construction and pay monthly water and electricity bills for a new Police Post.

If there are other gestures of businessmen elsewhere of the same offer, I believe the Police should accept the kindness and it could be a way to fight crimes that have been so violent recently.

There are some areas that are in need for a Police Post and there are areas that only may require the visibility of our uniformed officers.

There are some areas that have been wanting a Post for a long time and are still waiting and as the Fiji Police Force might not have the budget for such pleas. It would only take the kind and caring people like Sanjay Lal to make it happen.

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